Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Less quantity...better quality!
I'm going to attribute my weight loss to making a few, simple dietary changes. I'm not overeating anymore. I have cut my portion sizes back considerably and I try to make healthier choices. For example, I have a salad everyday for lunch. And I LOVE them.
My friend, Kirsten, got me hooked on bleu cheese crumbles and craisins on my salads and I absolutely love that Wish Bone brand spray dressing...Asian Silk flavor. Yum. I really do enjoy eating a salad when I have all that and it's made a huge difference. I keep some grilled chicken cut up to add to my salads sometimes and/or I add a couple ounces of turkey or ham. I am not a snacker, but if I do need a little something I reach for crunchy veggies like carrots, celery or bell peppers.
Portion control is key to healthy eating habits though. 2-3 oz of meat is all I will allow myself at lunch and dinner. A 3 oz. portion of meat is about the size of a deck of cards. I have also added more veggies (my yummy salads) into my diet and an average portion size of a vegetable is about the size of a fist.
Now to just stick to it more than I have been....